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SFX Magazine

13 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $2.15 per issue

SFX is the must-have magazine for any fan of sci-fi, fantasy or horror - covering these exciting genres in all forms, including TV, film, comics, books, graphic novels, video games and collectables.

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In each issue, you’ll discover everything you need to know about all of the latest mainstream sci-fi shows and blockbusters, as well as the small screen niche productions we all love to discover.

SFX is produced by people with the uppermost passion and knowledge of all things sci-fi, producing a wonderful magazine with stunning graphics and a large array of first-class features, exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes stories and in-depth reviews.  

Get your monthly digital subscription today and join the SFX community. Enjoy exclusive interviews with the biggest stars in sci-fi, as well as news, reviews and features on all things sci-fi, fantasy and horror.  

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SFX  |  October 2023  

Experience the undead like never before as SFX takes you on a global journey with walkers in France. Get exclusive access to Doctor Who's reborn evil, go behind the scenes of the new Arthurian fantasy, and discover the secrets of designing The Last of Us. Brace yourself for Ultraviolet Code Five's leeches, Star Trek's lower decks, and the return of The Boys. Prepare for strange new worlds, X-Files, Halloween Horror Nights, and the chilling battle of AI versus mankind. Saw X Jigsaw is back for another game, and the creator's secrets are revealed.

First launched in 1995, SFX magazine has gone on to become one of the leading voices covering the genres of sci-fi, fantasy and horror. It provides in-depth authoritative coverage on all things sci-fi, fantasy and horror, providing in-depth articles, TV guides and exclusive interviews with the actors, directors, designers and writers.

Whatsmore, SFX magazine keeps you up-to-date with all the latest releases, written by the experts in unique fun, wit and authority with a touch of panache. Be the first to discover everything you need to know about all areas of your favourite genres, from books and films to comics and collectables - from big-budget productions to tiny hidden gems!

As well as bringing you extensive coverage of the best in sci-fi, SFX magazine also offers exclusive reviews of the worst releases, to ensure you don’t waste your time and money on entertainment which will likely leave you disappointed.

SFX magazine is proud of its position at the head of the sci-fi community, bringing its readers together to celebrate and enjoy all things good and bad in sci-fi, fantasy and horror. It’s quite simply the must-read publication for any fan of these popular genres. 

An SFX digital magazine subscription is a must-have for anyone interested in the sci-fi, fantasy or horror entertainment genres. Each issue is packed with in-depth, independent features and reviews - with your subscription you’ll receive:

  • Access to the actors, writers, directors and designers of your favourite sci-fi, fantasy and horror productions.
  • News on the very latest releases - both good and bad!
  • Behind-the-scenes access - bringing you never before seen stories and photos straight from the sets of your favourite shows
  • Regular opinions and views from fellow fans, share your views with fellow subscribers on all things entertainment
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Based on 31 Customer Reviews
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The only magazine I read cover to cover!

There's so much great content in every issue of SFX. From Films to Books to Games to Comics - it's like all of my interests rolled into one shiny package. They also have a great sense of humour and respect for nostalgia that's not overbearing or irritating. I could not imagine a more enjoyable magazine. Reviewed Monday, May 2, 2022


The reviews section and Penny Dreadful are the first parts of the magazine that I read every month.
I have had to switch from print-based subscription to a digital subscription due to not always receiving the subscriber-only covers, and delays in receiving an issue.
Reviewed Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Great magazine

Has given me lots of new shows to look forward to and also a great new book to start reading. Can't wait for the next issue Reviewed Thursday, March 20, 2014

Great value and great magazine

I liked the virtual version so much I have now taken out a subscription to the print version. I was reading the this version on 7 inch nexus which might be a bit small. Can't argue with the price though. Good value and a good read. Reviewed Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Great reading

Been reading paper edition of SFX since issue 34 for about 12 years then stopped, thought I'd give it another look and try the digi-mag version and it's great! Enjoying getting back into it after being 'out of touch' with the media of film, books and comics info for so long. Plenty of editorial not just huge pics like some other mags - well worth the money. Reviewed Monday, March 17, 2014

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in SFX October 2023.

First Contact Get in touch! Kingsley Ben-Adir: not beyond our Ken. Email sfx@futurenet.com STRANGE INVADERS Facebook facebook.com/SFXmagazine The Llama God, email I think the biggest indi...
Rants & Raves DARREN SCOTT EDITOR RAVES → Loved Cobweb – thought it was an instant Halloween classic! RANTS → Why was Halloween movie Haunted Mansion released in the height of summer? Not m...
Captain’s Log © BBC “Who was that terrible woman?” The irony isn’t lost on me when I say that I don’t understand fans who moan about fandom. I’m doing it now! But if I had a glass of oaky Chard...
Little Grey Men LOOK AT SCREENWRITER Brian Duffield’s last decade of work and you’ll see that he’s carved out a particular niche writing witty, emotional sci-fi and horror screenplays. The Babysitter (2017), the un...
Puppet Mastery NEWS WARP Otto Baxter on set with actor Adeel Akhtar (Utopia). HIGH-SPEED INFORMATION “WHENEVER I TELL people I have been working with my friend who’s got Down Syndrome, helping him writ...
Ghoul Power SHE STARTED HER CAREER AT Universal’s theme park performing as the Bride of Frankenstein – except she had to watch her first horror film for ...

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